VMware – Disabling DHCP On A Linux Host VMware Server

VMware – Disabling DHCP On A Linux Host VMware Server

This article provides steps on how to disable the DHCP services on a Linux Host based VMware Server 1.0.8 server.

To disable the DHCP services on a Linux Host based VMware Server 1.0.8 server perform the following steps :-

  • Logon to the Linux Server
  • Edit the file /etc/vmware/net-services.sh
  • Search the file for the line below :-

vmware_bg_exec ‘Host-only

  • You should now see the lines shown below :-

vmware_bg_exec ‘Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet'”$vHubNr” \

vmware_start_hostonly “$vHubNr” ‘vmnet'”$vHubNr” \

                  “$hostaddr” “$netmask” ‘yes’

  • Edit the last line above and change it to the following :-

“$hostaddr” “$netmask” ‘no’

  • Save and Exit the file
  • In the command line execute the command below :-

/usr/lib/vmware/net-services.sh restart

  • The DHCP Services have now been stopped on all VMware Networks